Why the(y) wait? Key informant understandings of factors contributing to late presentation and poor utilization of HIV health and social care services by African migrants in Britain.

@article{Burns2007WhyTW,
  title={Why the(y) wait? Key informant understandings of factors contributing to late presentation and poor utilization of HIV health and social care services by African migrants in Britain.},
  author={Fiona M Burns and John Imrie and James Yzet Nazroo and Anna M Johnson and Kevin A. Fenton},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={102-8}
}
The majority of new HIV diagnoses in the UK occur in people with heterosexually acquired HIV infection, the majority of whom are migrant Africans. In the UK HIV positive Africans access HIV services at a later stage of disease than non-Africans (Burns et al., 2001; Sinka et al., 2003). Employing purposive sampling techniques, semi-structured interviews were conducted with key informants to identify the key issues affecting utilization of HIV services for Africans in Britain. Considerable… CONTINUE READING

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